Michael John Ledwidge, 18851952 (aged 67 years)

Name
Michael John /Ledwidge/
Given names
Michael John
Surname
Ledwidge
Birth August 5, 1885 26 25
Birth of a brotherAlfred Thomas Ledwidge
December 10, 1887 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a brotherLawrence Christopher Ledwidge
September 25, 1890 (aged 5 years)
Birth of a brotherArthur James Ledwidge
June 15, 1893 (aged 7 years)
Birth of a brotherAlbert George Ledwidge
October 20, 1895 (aged 10 years)
Birth of a brotherFrank Bartle Ledwidge
June 8, 1898 (aged 12 years)
Death of a brotherLawrence Christopher Ledwidge
1908 (aged 22 years)
Death of a brotherArthur James Ledwidge
May 28, 1915 (aged 29 years)
Death of a fatherMichael E Ledwidge
November 4, 1931 (aged 46 years)
Burial of a fatherMichael E Ledwidge
November 5, 1931 (aged 46 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMargaret Ann Herrick
August 6, 1932 (aged 47 years)
Residence between 1934 and 1949 (aged 63 years)
Note: 1934 - 1937: Carrathool

1934 - 1937: Carrathool 1943 - 1949: Herriot Street, Carrathool

Worked as a labourer and drover

Death of a motherRose Ann Parker
August 26, 1940 (aged 55 years)
Note: Newspaper article

Newspaper article

Obituary

MRS. ROSE ANN LEDWIDGE

The death occurred in the Hay Hospital on Monday of last week, of Mrs. Rose Ann Ledwidge, at the age of 78 years.

The deceased had been in indifferent health for some years and had several times been a patient in hospital, being admitted for the last time only two weeks prior to her death.

The deceased lady was very well known and highly respected in the Carrathool district having lived there from the age of nine years.

She was born at the Billabong Creek, Jerilderie, and went to Howlong Station with her father. Up to the time of her last illness, Mrs. Ledwidge was always ready to relate tales of the early days of the district and one was always assured of an interesting conversation with her when she was in reminiscent mood and re-lived the days of her youth.

While in her early twenties she married Mr. Michael Ledwidge, a well-known teamster of the Carrathool district, who pre-deceased her by nine years.

Of her eight children six survive her. They are: Leo (Sydney), Margaret (Mrs. Parr, Hay), Michael John (Darlington Point), Alfred Thomas (Jerilderie), Albert George (Sydney), and Frank Bartlett, who is at present in camp with the A.I.F. at Ingleburn.

One son was killed at Gallipoli in the last war, and one was accidentally drowned in the Murrumbidgee many years ago She is also survived by a large number of grandchildren and some great grandchildren. Four of her sons served with the A.I.F.

The funeral was held on the day following her death, the interment being in the Roman Catholic portion of the Hay cemetery. The Rev. Fr. McGrath performed the ceremony, which was attended by a large circle of her friends and relatives. The large attendance and the number of floral tributes spoke eloquently of the popular esteem in which this pioneer of the district was held.

'Riverine Grazier.'

Jerilderie Herald and Urana Advertiser (NSW : 1898 - 1958), Thu 5 Sep 1940

Burial of a motherRose Ann Parker
August 27, 1940 (aged 55 years)
Death of a brotherFrank Bartle Ledwidge
March 12, 1945 (aged 59 years)
Cause: died of malaria while a POW for 3 years during WW2
Source: Clare Henderson
Death of a brotherLeo Vincent Ledwidge
April 28, 1946 (aged 60 years)
Burial of a brotherLeo Vincent Ledwidge
May 1, 1946 (aged 60 years)
Newspaper Article
Newspaper Article
June 6, 1947 (aged 61 years)
Note: LEDWIDGE v LEDWIDGE

LEDWIDGE v LEDWIDGE

Mary Elizabeth Ledwidge (formerly Foley), of Jerilderie, petitioned for a divorce from Michael John Ledwidge, Carrathool, on the ground of desertion.

Mr. Rooney (instructed by Mr. G. G, Dangar) appeared for petitioner. There was no appearance of respondent.

Evidence was given with regard to the marriage of the parties, and also to the desertion for a period of up wards of three years without just cause. His Honor granted a decree nisi.

Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 - 1953) Friday 6 June 1947 p 2 Article

Death October 7, 1952 (aged 67 years)
Obituary
Obituary
October 16, 1952 (9 days after death)
Note: OBITUARY

OBITUARY Mr. M. J. Ledwidge. A member of one of the best-known families of the Carrathool district, Mr. Michael John Ledwidge, died last week at the age of 67 years.

He was the third son of the late Michael Ledwidge, and had lived in Carrathool practically all his life. His family have been in the Carrathool district for very many years, his grandmother being the late "Granny" McPherson, one of the pioneers of the district, whose descendants are legion, and who are now found in many parts of the State as well as in the Carrathool and immediate surrounding districts.

Deceased was a returned soldier of the first world war. He lost a leg in an accident in a sawmill some years ago. In the Carrathool district he followed the calling of drover and other occupations associated with the pastoral industry.

He is survived by his only son Laurie (of Albury), and also by two brothers, Messrs. Thomas (of Jerilderie) and Albert (of Sydney), and one sister, Margaret (Mrs. Parr, of Hay).

Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 - 1953) Thursday 16 October 1952 p 2 Article

Family with parents
father
18591931
Birth: July 1, 1859 25 25Uardry Station, Murrumbidgee River near Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: November 4, 1931Hay Hospital, Hay, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18601940
Birth: 1860New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 26, 1940Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: September 26, 1879Hay, New South Wales, Australia
16 years
younger brother
18951961
Birth: October 20, 1895 36 35Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1961Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-8 years
younger brother
18871960
Birth: December 10, 1887 28 27Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 25, 1960Corowa, New South Wales, Australia
6 years
younger brother
18931915
Birth: June 15, 1893 33 33Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 28, 1915Gallipoli, Turkey
5 years
younger brother
18981945
Birth: June 8, 1898 38 38Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 12, 1945Labuan, Malaysia
-8 years
younger brother
18901908
Birth: September 25, 1890 31 30Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1908Hay, New South Wales, Australia
-10 years
elder brother
18801946
Birth: November 2, 1880 21 20Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 28, 1946Newtown, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder sister
18831954
Birth: July 4, 1883 24 23Howlong Station near Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 1954Hay, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
himself
18851952
Birth: August 5, 1885 26 25Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 7, 1952Carrathool, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Private
himself
18851952
Birth: August 5, 1885 26 25Hay, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 7, 1952Carrathool, New South Wales, Australia
wife
Private
son
Private
Residence

1934 - 1937: Carrathool 1943 - 1949: Herriot Street, Carrathool

Worked as a labourer and drover

Newspaper Article

LEDWIDGE v LEDWIDGE

Mary Elizabeth Ledwidge (formerly Foley), of Jerilderie, petitioned for a divorce from Michael John Ledwidge, Carrathool, on the ground of desertion.

Mr. Rooney (instructed by Mr. G. G, Dangar) appeared for petitioner. There was no appearance of respondent.

Evidence was given with regard to the marriage of the parties, and also to the desertion for a period of up wards of three years without just cause. His Honor granted a decree nisi.

Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 - 1953) Friday 6 June 1947 p 2 Article

Obituary

OBITUARY Mr. M. J. Ledwidge. A member of one of the best-known families of the Carrathool district, Mr. Michael John Ledwidge, died last week at the age of 67 years.

He was the third son of the late Michael Ledwidge, and had lived in Carrathool practically all his life. His family have been in the Carrathool district for very many years, his grandmother being the late "Granny" McPherson, one of the pioneers of the district, whose descendants are legion, and who are now found in many parts of the State as well as in the Carrathool and immediate surrounding districts.

Deceased was a returned soldier of the first world war. He lost a leg in an accident in a sawmill some years ago. In the Carrathool district he followed the calling of drover and other occupations associated with the pastoral industry.

He is survived by his only son Laurie (of Albury), and also by two brothers, Messrs. Thomas (of Jerilderie) and Albert (of Sydney), and one sister, Margaret (Mrs. Parr, of Hay).

Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW : 1893 - 1953) Thursday 16 October 1952 p 2 Article